Tolpuddle Martyrs tea towel

Tolpuddle Martyrs tea towel

The Tolpuddle Martyrs were a group of six 19th century Dorset agricultural labourers who were arrested for and convicted of swearing a secret oath as members of the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. This workers union was established to protest against the gradual lowering of wages in the 1830s caused by the surplus supply of labour in an era of mechanisation. They  were subsequently sentenced to penal transportation to Australia.

Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48 x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.

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